Blog - Jesus

An Attitude of Gratitude

Posted by Roberta Grimes • May 18, 2024 • 7 Comments

I will extol You, O Lord, for You have lifted me up, And have not let my enemies rejoice over me. 2 O Lord my God, I cried to You for help, and You healed me. 3 O Lord, You have brought up my soul from Sheol; You have kept me alive, that I would not go... Read More

Reinventing Christianity

Posted by Roberta Grimes • April 13, 2024 • 12 Comments

Dear One, the world is waiting for the sunrise. Every rose is covered with dew. The thrush on high his sleepy mate is calling, And my heart is calling you.  Dear Heart, the world is waiting for the sunrise! Every little rosebud is heavy with dew! And while the thrush his sleepy mate is calling,... Read More

Jesus Lives!

Posted by Roberta Grimes • March 30, 2024 • 21 Comments

Amazing grace! how sweet the sound That saved a wretch like me! I once was lost, but now am found, Was blind, but now I see. ’Twas grace that taught my heart to fear, And grace my fears relieved; How precious did that grace appear The hour I first believed! When we’ve been there ten... Read More

Jesus’s Lost Years

Posted by Roberta Grimes • March 23, 2024 • 17 Comments

Precious Lord, take my hand, Lead me on, let me stand. I am tired, I am weak, I am worn. Through the storm, through the night, Lead me on through the light, Take my hand, precious Lord, And lead me home. – Thomas A. Dorsey (1899-1993), from “Take My Hand Precious Lord” (1937) One question... Read More

Forgiving

Posted by Roberta Grimes • March 02, 2024 • 12 Comments

God hath not promised skies always blue, flower-strewn pathways all our lives through. God hath not promised sun without rain, joy without sorrow, peace without pain. God hath not promised we shall not know toil and temptation, trouble and woe. He hath not told us we shall not bear many a burden, many a care.... Read More

Life in the Illusion

Posted by Roberta Grimes • February 17, 2024 • 18 Comments

“Beware the Jabberwock, my son! The jaws that bite, the claws that catch! Beware the Jubjub bird, and shun The frumious Bandersnatch!”  He took his vorpal sword in hand; Long time the manxome foe he sought— So rested he by the Tumtum tree And stood awhile in thought. And, as in uffish thought he stood,... Read More

The Sermon on the Mount

Posted by Roberta Grimes • February 10, 2024 • 6 Comments

I am weak but Thou art strong. Jesus, keep me from all wrong! I’ll be satisfied as long As I walk, let me walk close to Thee.  Just a closer walk with Thee. Grant it, Jesus, is my plea! Daily walking close to Thee. Let it be, dear Lord, let it be. Traditional, from “Just... Read More

Happiness

Posted by Roberta Grimes • January 27, 2024 • 28 Comments

What’s it all about, Alfie? Is it just for the moment we live? What’s it all about when you sort it out, Alfie? Are we meant to take more than we give? Or are we meant to be kind? And if only fools are kind, Alfie, Then I guess it is wise to be cruel.... Read More

Nothingism

Posted by Roberta Grimes • January 13, 2024 • 16 Comments

Whether I’m right, or whether I’m wrong, Whether I find a place in this world or never belong, I gotta be me! I’ve gotta be me! What else can I be but what I am? I want to live, not merely survive. And I won’t give up this dream of life that keeps me alive!... Read More

Better Understanding Jesus

Posted by Roberta Grimes • January 06, 2024 • 29 Comments

There is Someone walking behind you. Turn around. Look at Me. There is Someone watching your footsteps. Turn around. Look at Me. There is Someone who really needs you. Here’s My heart in My hand! Turn around. Look at Me. Understand, understand. And there’s Someone to stand beside you. Turn around, look at Me. And... Read More